June 28, 2017 - 4 Tammuz 5777

Books & Authors

Canadian among group that kept comic books alive

Ron Kasman's graphic novel is a coming-of-age story about five Toronto teens who go to a comic book convention in New York City in 1971.

Entertainment

Jewish Radio Hour – The Musical returns to the stage

Teatron Toronto Jewish Theatre is reviving Jewish Radio Hour – The Musical, a production based on radio shows that were one of the main sources of information and entertainment for many Canadian Jews from the 1930s to the late ’50s.

Doc explores: Is there such a thing as Israeli cuisine?

As explored in In Search of Israeli Cuisine, some say the country is too young, and its food options stemming from too many regions, to create a proper national flavour. The film opens June 16 at Toronto's the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema.

Beyond the Pale creates ruckus with new album

Formed in 1998 as a trio, Beyond The Pale developed a distinctive sound – influenced by jazz, classical, bluegrass, reggae and funk – early in its career.

Wonder Woman is ‘perfect Zionist conspiracy bait’

The bad guys are Germans, the lead actress is an Israeli supermodel and the movie was written by a gay Jew. For better or worse, the movie is now a 'Jewish film.' Let’s own it.

Travel

Costa Rica: the happiest country on earth

If you’re visiting Costa Rica for its natural beauty you won’t leave this small Central American country disappointed.

Prof organizes reunion of Gibraltar Camp in Jamaica

Diana Cooper-Clark brought together survivors and families of Jews who were evacuated from Europe to the camp in Jamaica

Sports

Canadian athletes gear up for 20th Maccabiah Games

Volleyball star Josh Binstock will compete in his second consecutive Maccabiah Games one year after representing Canada at the Rio Olympics. Sasha Gollish will vie for a medal in track and field, after representing Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games.

Engineer uses 3D printer to help Canadian Paralympic athlete

Chantal Givens, who made her Paralympic debut at the games in Rio De Janeiro, realized her dram with the help of engineer Leon Fainstein

Shapovalov becomes youngest Canadian to win Halifax Davis Cup

Denis Shapovalov made history on Sept. 18 by being the youngest Canadian tennis player in the 100-years-plus history of Davis Cup to play his first match at age 17.

A brief history of Israel at the Paralympics

Today, a look at Israel’s record at the Paralympic Games, some athletes to watch and the story of the man behind the Paralympics

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